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Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill|West Malaysia.

Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill | West Malaysia

(28 March- 6 April 2013)

Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill|West Malaysia

Fraser’s Hill has been a favorite destination for a long  time especially for the locals to escape the tropical heat. It is also a popular birding destination in peninsula Malaysia . Located just 1.5 hours from the capital Kuala Lumpur and 7 hours from Singapore by car. Many bird watchers and bird photographers flocked  to Fraser’s Hill to see the mountain birds.

In the first 1.5 hour of day light, we photographed 15 to 20 species without having to walk  more than 20 steps away from the car park at Jelai . By 9:15 am, it was completely empty. Many people , locals as well as Singaporean visit Frasers Hill just to witness the excellent birding phenomenal.  The four mornings we were there (with one morning at Bukit Tinggi) there were at least 10 photographers ( different groups) from Singapore at Fraser’s Hill.

Photographing Birds of Frasers Hill- Silver-breasted Broadbill
Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill Malaysia, Silver-breasted Broadbill @ Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia
Photographing Birds of Frasers Hill- Silver-eared Mesia.
Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill Malaysia. Silver-eared Mesia
Photographing Birds of Frasers Hill-
Chestnut-headed Laughingthrush
Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill Malaysia. Chestnut-headed Laughingthrush or Malayan Lughingthrush.
Photographing Birds of Frasers Hill- Fire Tufted Barbet
Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill Malaysia. Fire-tufted Barbet

Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill|West Malaysia

Here are our early bird shots from daybreak am to 9:15 am.

  1. Silver eared mesia
  2. Long-tailed Sebia
  3. Green magpie
  4. Sultan tit
  5. Little pied flycatcher
  6. Mountain fulveta
  7. Fire-tufted Barbet
  8. Large cuckoo shrike
  9. Lesser-racketailed Drongo
  10. Large niltava
  11. Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush
  12. Chestnut-crowned Laughing thrush
  13. Pied fantail
  14. Orange-bellied Leafbird
  15. Streaked Spider-hunter
  16. Black-throated Sunbird
  17. Verdetier Flycatcher
Photographing Birds of Frasers Hill. Green Magpie.
Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill. Green Magpie
Photographing Birds of Frasers Hill- Sultan Tit.
Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill. Sultan tit

We flew to Kuala Lumpur on budget air, got a local car and drove north to IPOH via the highway . Exited  at Bukit Beruntung, proceeded to Kuala Kubur Baru then up the winding and rather scenic reservoir road to Bukit Frasers. Well not quite in 1.5 hours but may be in 2 hours .We climbed about 1100 meter above the sea level greeted by the nice cool air in the early evening. Photographing Birds of Fraser’s Hill|West Malaysia.

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